Jordan, Lebanon sign 5-year tourism agreement

Lebanese and Jordanian officials have signed a tourism partnership recently. (Photo via Middle East Airlines/CNN/File Photo)

(AMMAN, JORDAN) — Lebanese and Jordanian officials signed a tourism executive agreement recently, which includes a partnership tourism program between the two countries until 2020.

The agreement was signed during the 7th session of the Joint Jordanian-Lebanese Higher Committee, which was recently held in Amman and presided over by Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and his Lebanese counterpart, Tammam Salam.

The two countries have hosted a tourism convention since 1964, according to Jordan’s ministry.

The restored program includes efforts to promote tourism in the two countries, in order to achieve common goals for developing international and regional tourism in both countries.

According to Jordan’s National News Agency, the agreement says both countries should take necessary measures to facilitate the flow of tourist traffic and call on travel agents to develop joint programs for groups at promotional prices.

The ministry stressed the importance of encouraging the establishing joint tourism projects through providing all legal facilities and privileges for tourist investments in the two countries, in addition to organize an annual meeting for investors from the private sector in both countries to get to know the investment advantages available.

Jordan’s National News Agency says a joint technical committee will be formed to follow up on its implementation.

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez and his Lebanese counterpart Michel Pharaon signed the program.

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